Nigeria striker Brown Ideye has lauded his Malaga teammates for their resilient performance, ending a prolonged winless streak with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph against visiting Villareal in Sunday’s Spanish LaLiga fixture. Prior to the game, Malaga, positioned at the bottom of the league table, had endured a challenging run, failing to secure a victory in their last 13 league matches, recording 10 defeats and three draws.
Gonzalo Castro emerged as the hero for Malaga, converting a crucial 37th-minute penalty that secured the much-needed victory. Despite not featuring in the squad against Villareal, Ideye expressed his admiration for his teammates’ collective effort, taking to Twitter to commend them, stating, “Great job guys, Malaga CF.”
In action for Malaga was Watford on-loan Nigeria forward Isaac Success, who played a role before being replaced during the game.
The victory, although significant, leaves Malaga at the bottom of the league table with 17 points. However, the positive result against Villareal provides a glimmer of hope for the team as they strive to navigate the challenges ahead and improve their standing in LaLiga. Ideye’s acknowledgment of the collective effort reinforces the sense of unity and determination within the Malaga camp as they look to build on this success in the remaining fixtures of the season.